Protective effects of antiretrovirals are confirmed in community settingBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1789 (Published 09 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1789
- Zosia Kmietowicz
People who live in areas where more than 30% of people infected with HIV are taking antiretrovirals have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring the virus than those who live in areas of low uptake (less than 10%), shows a study carried out in a rural area of South Africa.
It is the first time that the positive protective effect of antiretrovirals on the incidence of HIV has been shown in a community setting. The findings were presented at the 19th …